What is respite care?

Respite means that family members can find support if they want a rest from their role as a carer. It also offers people with disabilities the opportunity to get out and about in the community. This helps to provide support in social aspects while building confidence, self-esteem, and community engagement.

Two types of respite care are:

Non-residential respite - This may involve someone coming into your home to care for a family member with a disability or accompanying them to activities in the community.

These activities can include:

Residential respite - This can include short-term stays away from home.

These activities can include:

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